Wrapped Up and Well Dressed; A Toddler Autumn/Winter Clothes Wishlist

I’ve got a problem. The toddler clothes, they make me want to spend far more money than I would normally justify on clothes. The fact…

A Belief in Education

We in Ireland are in a strange system of living at the moment. Our society, for the most part, is secular, and has been becoming…

Breast is Best… Just Not On Our Screens?

I don’t know whether this is the same for everyone or not, but during my pregnancy, it was preached to me from my 12-week appointment…

The Battle of Augmentin; A Bad Taste In The Mouth

I was told when E started crèche that he would catch every bug going, those were the breaks when we were putting him in contact…

2 Years On; Hello Newly Pregnant Me

Two years ago, after a rather mixed up bank holiday weekend, I took a pregnancy test, because hey, what else would you be up to…

16 months

My gorgeous bundle is no longer a bundle. He started out as one; all 5lb 5 ounces, newborn head scented, long haired, scrunchy faced and…

A New Baby Basket – Perfect Present for your Pregnant Pals!

When I was in hospital just about to give birth to Eliott (a day or two before the induction); my oldest friend Siobhán, who had…

A morning of Soft Play – Chuckies Play Centre, Cork

  When you’re at home with a toddler, days can get pretty repetitive. Unless you set up different things to do during the week, it…

Burning Questions Raised By Watching PreSchooler TV

It’s a sign your life must be going okay enough when you find yourself worrying about fictional characters. That, or you really need to get…

Parenting, it’s all a load of poo.

When you’re younger and playing with dolls and pretending they are your baby, there are a certain few actions which are considered normal doll play.…

Time for Baby #2

I gave birth in March 2014. My son is 15 months old this week, and the question has been asked, more than once, as to…

Link-A-List #4 – Guest Co-Hosting

The very lovely Kellie from My Little Babog asked for volunteers this week for co-hosting the fantastic Link-A-List linky as Ellen has hopped on a…

Being a “Younger Mother”

Last week, I was asked to contribute to an article about becoming a mother at a younger than average age. It stemmed from a statement…

Losing the Plot Again – The Kid’s Book Shelves

Ah, reading, my old friend. Before I had a baby, I was one of these people who liked to read for pleasure, a book before…

Our New Housemate

In the last week, we’ve gained a new housemate. They weren’t very welcome to begin with, taking up space and making everyone miserable, completely inconsiderate.…

How To Survive Your Junior Cert/ Leaving Cert Exams and Keep Your Sanity Intact

It is that time of year again. Summer is winking at us around the corner and despite the apocalyptic weather at the weekend, I’m feeling…

My C-Section Story

These days I’m the mother of a rather adventurous, loud, mad-as-a-hatter 14 month old boy who I can’t really get away with calling my baby…

10 More Things I’ve Learned As A Mammy

  So, last year the very lovely Learner Mama held a linky on her blog; 10 things learned from Motherhood. Like many other parenting bloggers;…

“I Forgot To Take My Pill”, the Parenting Book of a generation.

I’ve read my fair share of parenting books. Most of them while pregnant, unsure, terrified and hoping that divine wisdom would help me remove the…

The Naptime Blues

In an attempt to give my 13 month old a routine; the decision was made on a random Thursday to ensure his solo naptime was…

Sleepless in…Cork City

A while ago, I was wise enough to tell the internet about my incredible feat of parenting; my then almost toddler was sleeping in his…

10 Things To Keep In Mind When Picking A Baby Name

So unless you’ve been living under a rock, yesterday the English royal family welcomed a new baby, a little girl, and the media attention stopped…

8 Things you DEFINITELY can’t leave out of your Baby Changing Bag

My now-toddler has been a life changing transformation for me. Not least in the amount of effort it now takes to leave the house. No…

10 Hospital Bag Essentials for New Mammies

When you’re getting ready to have a new baby, whether your first or your 2nd/3rd/19th, the hospital bag is one of the most important things…

A How-To Guide for Mothers Day : Make Your Mom Feel Special This Mother’s …

This year will be my second Mothers Day. I live in hope that it will run more smoothly than the first, as last year it…